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Officers warning Iowans after scams resurface

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DECORAH (KWWL) -

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office would like the public to be aware of another scam that has surfaced in Iowa.

The scamers call the victim and falsely claim to be from a local law enforcement agency wanting to verify the victim's home address. Then they tell the victim that there is a warrant out for his or her arrest for failure to appear for a jury service. The caller gives specific amounts owed to the courts.

The public should be aware that the phone calls and notices are a scam. People who fail to appear for jury duty are not contacted by telephone. Also, law enforcement officers do not collect fines and fees.

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